Latex is the ultimate adjustable bed mattress because it actually conforms to the contours of your body and the bed at the same time.
The latex rubber mattress is permeated with millions of inter-connected air cells which, combined with the natural resiliency of latex rubber, gently support your body exactly where support is needed.
The latex mattress is the only adjustable bed mattress where the fabric does not gather at the lower back as the head of the bed is raised. Latex bends perfectly.
For those who are dissatisfied with the comfort of their current mattress, latex could be the comfortable solution because it provides a different support system.
A latex mattress does not resist your body weight, but instead it welcomes it. The latex rubber core surrounds and cradles your body as you settle into the mattress.
The millions of inter-connected latex air cells allow your body weight to be evenly supported. Nothing is more soothing and relaxing. You will feel almost no pressure on your body as you settle into the mattress. You are going to feel so comfortable that you may imagine yourself floating in the clouds.
Every day, hundreds of gallons of fuel are used to make petrochemical based foam products, using up our vital resources. When you purchase a latex mattress, instead of a petrochemical based foam product, you will help save the Earth's limited natural resources.
Electropedic and Beds Etc. have been in business since 1964, that is over 40 years of experience that will only benefit your rest. What could be better? How about being family owned and operated for over 40 years as well? Yes, we are unfortunately a minority in this country now, but our quality and commitment to your comfort is unparalleled.
What is latex? Latex is derived from the sap of the rubber tree. Basically, the sap is extracted and whipped with air to form a foam. At that point there are two main processes that will create the finished product, Dunlop and Talalay which we will discuss further. In contrast to a urethane foam, latex will retain its resilliency for a much longer period of time and is a much more natural product.
The difference can be explained quite easily with an omlette metaphor. Let's say we want to make an omlette quickly. We do not want to get out the mixer for whatever reason, so we take our eggs and break them into a bowl. Then we use a fork to beat them and the slightly uneven mixture is poured into the frying pan. While this method works, it will not produce the even textured omlette that the powered mixer could produce. This is akin to Dunlop latex.
Now let's say that we have more time, and want a truly exquisite omlette. Same eggs, same frying pan, but this time we use the mixer and whip the eggs until we have a very homogenous mixture. This will produce a much better omlette. This is akin to Talalay latex.
Now, enough about omlettes, but that gives a very easily understood difference between the two types of latex. Dunlop latex tends to be
uneven in consistency, which means from one side of the bed to the other, the density of the foam will vary. Talalay latex is a much more
consistent product from end to end and can be made in a wide range of ILD's or firmnesses.
The Talalay method produces the finest latex available.
ILD: Indentation Load Deflection (ILD) is a measurement of latex foam firmness. ILD is measured by indenting (compressing) a foam sample 25 percent of its original height. The amount of force (in pounds) required to indent the foam is its 25 percent ILD measurement. The more force required, the firmer the foam. Flexible foam ILD measurements range from 10 pounds (super soft) to about 80 pounds (very firm).